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Texas A&M WR Ricky Seals-Jones to redshirt

Ricky Seals-Jones, Bryce Callahan AP

After a couple weeks of consideration, Texas A&M has decided to give highly-touted freshman wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones a medical redshirt this season, Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin reportedly said on a radio show on Tuesday.

Jones played in A&M’s season opener against Rice, catching three passes for 84 yards while scoring on a 71-yard pass from Matt Joeckel in the second quarter. But Sumlin said Seals-Jones hurt his knee on the touchdown when he let up reaching the goal line and was hit from behind.

“The lesson there is not to let up,” Sumlin said.

As a result, Seals-Jones sat the next week against Sam Houston State. He then saw little action in the loss to Alabama, sparking speculation that the injury was more serious than once thought. That speculation was correct.

The 6-5, 225-pounder was expected to be a key contributor to the Aggies’ receiving corps. Rivals.com had the Sealy, Tex., product as a four-star recruit, rated as the No. 2 wide receiver in the country and the No. 40 player at any position.

Instead, he’ll finish this season with the stats he had against Rice and then have four years to play four. His loss prevents the Aggies from adding yet another weapon in the receiving corps opposite Mike Evans, though junior Malcome Kennedy has emerged in recent weeks as a reliable outlet for quarterback Johnny Manziel.

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4 Responses to “Texas A&M WR Ricky Seals-Jones to redshirt”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 2, 2013 9:45 AM

    RSJ is going to be a beast. It’s too bad he got hurt. He would have been a great compliment on the other side of Mike Evans.

    With Manziel and Evans almost assuredly gone at the end of the season to the NFL draft, RSJ is set to be THE guy next year.

  2. goodfieldnohit says: Oct 2, 2013 3:19 PM

    8to80 -

    I’m fairly sure that Evans will be back next year. He’s a true sophomore.

  3. mattacc31 says: Oct 2, 2013 5:11 PM

    Actually Evans is a RS Soph, not true. I was sure of it but looked it up anyway to confirm. He actually was barely even a 3* WR on Scout out of high school

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 3, 2013 10:22 AM

    @goodfieldnohit

    He’s definitely a RS Sophomore. He’s gone at the end of the year. Could be a top 10 pick if he keeps it up.

    And why has CFT not reported on Kirby Ennis being out indefinitely…. that is HUGE for the Aggies. He is the best guy on the DL by far!

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